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Springfield, Missouri 65807

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Operation Us

Operation Us is an initiative of  Forest Institute in Springfield, MIssouri. Our mission is to provide high quality, affordable relationship education to residents of Southwest Missouri.The work of the Operation Us project is sponsored by the efforts of our community partners, both in Springfield and in the surrounding counties.

In addition to our educational workshops, we also are able to provide mental health and relational health counseling through the Robert J. Murney Clinic at Forest Institute.

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Cancellation Policy:
If you need to cancel your registration and do so by the business day before the event, you will receive a full refund. That is, if the event is on Wednesday, you need to cancel your registration by 5:00 PM on Tuesday to receive a refund.

We reserve the right to cancel an event (with a full refund to registered participants) due to low enrollment or other factors. If a workshop is cancelled, you can apply any payment to registration for another workshop, if you so choose.

Refund Policy:
Refunds will not be issued for registration cancellations after the event has already started. Requests for refunds must be in writing (email) or by calling 417-823-3469.

Refunds for other expense, like room reservations at hotels for retreats, are subject to the individual policies of the provider.

Child care reservations are not refundable.

Payment Policy:
Please note that if registering over the phone and paying by check, your registration will not be confirmed until we receive your check. If you pay online, you will receive an email that confirms your registration.


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For workshop registration and information, please view "Upcoming Workshops by Title" on the right under, "Operation Us Menu."

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Check out this feedback from one of our workshop particpants!

We were going to the Hitched & Happy class in Springfield but just changed to the class in Republic because it's so much closer for us! The instructors are incredible and the people here made us feel so welcome!
We are learning alot from this class. It's been a life saver for us! I recommend this class for anyone getting married or for anyone that has been married for 20 years or more! It teaches you to communicate, learn about where expectations come from and how to talk through them. It's amazing!
Thank you to all involved in teaching this class or any behind the scenes. It's made a difference in our marriage!

Got a story about your experience with Operation us Workshops? Drop us an email or share it on our Facebook page!

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  • Articles
  • Gameroom

    Test your knowledge of relationship skills in our Online Gameroom!

  • Library

    Welcome to the Operation Us Online Library.

    In this section of our site, we provide an archive of facts and figures about our project area, as well as about the importance of healthy relationships and healthy marriages. This is also where we'll keep copies of our press releases.

    We also have a multimedia library that will connect you with copies of our radio and TV ads.

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From Our Blogs

The Chalkboard at the Top of the Stairs

chalkboardThere was a chalkboard at the top of the stairs from the basement. After we shucked off our work boots, hung up our farm coats and tramped up the stairs to open the door, there it was. Our father used it to post logic problems or puzzles for us to think about and attempt to solve.

At breakfast, at least once a week or more, he queried us on new vocabulary words often from the Reader's Digest "Word Power" section, asking us if we knew what they meant. "Use them," he said, "and they will be yours."

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Bright Blue Shoes and Character Ed

"I can spend my back-to-school money however I want?" questioned our soon-to-be in 8th grade son.

"As long as you spend it on school clothes and supplies," I replied. "That's what it's for, but you can choose how to divvy it up. Remember, though, when it's gone, that's all you're getting from us."

"No problem," he assured me confidently, "I know what I want."

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Murney Clinic Hours

12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Please note that holiday hours may vary.

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